LONDON (AP) Bob and Mike Bryan failed to reach the semifinals of the season-ending ATP finals for the first time in five years after losing their final group-stage match on Saturday.
The top-seeded American twins lost to Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-7 (6), 10-7 after a Champions tiebreaker to finish round-robin play with a 1-2 record.
Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez then beat Aisam Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer to secure a spot in the semifinals from Group A, along with Paes and Stepanek.
The Bryan brothers are three-time champions at the season-ending event, but have not won the title since 2009.
WASHINGTON — It didn't take long for playoff basketball to escalate in the nation’s capital.
Less than three minutes to be exact.
On only the fifth possession of Game 3 between the Wizards and Raptors at Capital One Arena, Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Raptors forward OG Anunoby got tangled up and let their emotions out.
From the initial look it appeared that Morris just got tripped up in setting a screen, but if you look more closely, Anunoby appeared to pull down Morris from the back.
Even though a foul was called, Morris made sure that Anunoby knew his displeasure and even threw an extra shove at Serge Ibaka.
Both Morris and Anunoby received a technical foul after the altercation.
Once again the Wizards getting physical in a playoff series.
MORE ON THE WIZARDS-RAPTORS SERIES:
THE DRAKE-WIZARDS TRASH TALK WON'T STOP
HISTORIC ODDS FOR TEAMS THAT GO DOWN 0-2
BROOKS MAY CHANGE STARTING LINEUP FOR GAME 3
The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.
After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5.
On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.
And as always, they answer several viewer questions.
Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.